What is Bento?
In Japanese, bento (弁当 bentō) or obento (お弁当 obentō) refers to a compact, nutritiously-balanced, visually appealing meal served in a box (we call the box “bento-bako” (弁当箱)).
Some of you may be more familiar with Japanese kyaraben (キャラ弁) or character bento that contains exquisite food art that looks like cartoon characters, animals, or even scenes from movies, etc.
Here on Just One Cookbook, I focus on delicious, healthy, visually-appealing everyday bento that I can make in less than 15-20 minutes (I don’t have much extra time to spend making lunches into masterpieces.). Continue reading below on bento tips, tricks, recipes, and more.
If you want to know more about bento, please read Wikipedia article on bento.